Merthyr Bond Board

The Wallich, 12 Hanbury Road, Pontypool, NP4 6JL

Merthyr Tydfil

01495 362 196

Merthyr Bond Board support people on a low income to find privately rented accommodation and afford their deposit

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The Bond Board issues bond certificates or cash bonds, which cover the cost of a deposit on a privately rented flat or house.

The tenant is then expected to save through a Credit Union Savings Account. While in your tenancy, the amount of the bond can be saved in smaller payments each month – providing you with the next bond on a property or paying for any damages that may occur when you leave. Please ask for further information regarding this.

The decline in social housing and rising house prices have caused more competition to rent privately in Wales.

Upfront payments – including bond monies and rent in advance – make Private Rented Sector (PRS) accommodation unaffordable to many people on low incomes.

OTHER SUPPORT

In addition to providing financial support, the Bond Board supports tenants to move and resettle.

We also help build a positive relationship with local landlords.

We provide mediation and problem-solving if the relationship between a tenant and the landlord breaks down.

By helping people with their deposit and improving tenant-landlord relationships, we hope to help prevent homelessness across Merthyr.

Referrals

To make a referral to the Bond Board, please contact Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Referrals for support can only be made by the council.

Address: The Housing Advice Office, Wheatsheaf Ln, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AY

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

Email: Housing@merthyr.gov.uk

Phone: 01685 725000

Homelessness emergency out of hours: 01685 725336

For more information about the project, please contact us.